Earlier this week, Kelly and I sat in my studio and had a long conversation about several topics that will become a few videos we will be sharing in this space and in Studio Sessions.
But getting started was...well...intense.
I have a new desktop computer with this HUGE monitor. We decided to use it for recording just to make it easy and quick, but this meant we were looking at ourselves in this huge screen. As you will hear in the video, usually I like this. Creating video blogs for my personal blog often feels like an extension of the mirror meditation meets sitting in the circle at one of my retreats. I feel at home sitting here thinking about you in your corner and sharing the thoughts in my mind and heart.
However, the experience of seeing more of my body sitting slouched on a couch was different. Hard. And Kelly was feeling the same way, especially because she has only made a handful of videos at this point.
We spent about 5 minutes trying to figure out where to begin, when I suddenly just said, "Let's just talk about this moment right now."
And we decided to share it with you here.
More info: We talk about my "pillow" iphone self-portraits, Kelly's iphone self-portraits, and my mirror self-portraits. You can find us both on Instagram here and here. We also talked about this amazing post about "Choosing to see beauty" on our friend Vivienne McMaster's blog.
This feels like very important stuff to be putting out into the world and we are so thankful you are joining in on the conversation.